foot1Sometimes there are diseases of blood vessels outside of the heart that can cause problems. This is called peripheral vascular disease or PVD. This can affect both peripheral arteries and peripheral veins, but usually refers to problems with peripheral veins only. It is sometimes used incorrectly as a synonym for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Spider veins and varicose veins can be examples of peripheral vascular disease.

Our office offers Covidien varicose vein ablation treatment in the office setting. Please ask your cardiologist for more information.